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1 £ = 4.86 USDSir,

In 1927 the English Pound was USD 4.86. What would be the reverse for $1.00, with the Pound value expressed in £ s d.

Would there be a formula for this conversion?

Thank you for any help you may provide.

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P.N.

Divide by 4.86

0.205761317 £ = 1 USD, so 4 shillings and a ha'penny?.

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Thank you for your helpful reply.1 £ = 4.86 USD

Divide by 4.86

0.205761317 £ = 1 USD, so 4 shillings and a ha'penny?.

Have a great day,

P.N.

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So to go from English Pounds to USD, you wouldSir,

In 1927 the English Pound was USD 4.86.

To reverse that do the reverse of multiplying- divide by 4.86.What would be the reverse for $1.00, with the Pound value expressed in £ s d.

Would there be a formula for this conversion?

Thank you for any help you may provide.

Regards,

P.N.

Think about one thing before you decide to multiply or divide. "Will I have more or less when I am done?"So to go from English Pounds to USD, you wouldmultiplyby 4.86.

To reverse that do the reverse of multiplying- divide by 4.86.

If 4.86 USD = 1 BP, then you must have more USD than BP. If you calculate and get less, you did something wrong.

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Thank you again for getting back to me.....but can you please explain the four shillings and the ha'penny?Think about one thing before you decide to multiply or divide. "Will I have more or less when I am done?"

If 4.86 USD = 1 BP, then you must have more USD than BP. If you calculate and get less, you did something wrong.

P.N.

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Wilmer,...enough for 1 pound of Yorkshire pudding?

Thank you for your reply...and yes, it should be enough for the pudding!

P.N.

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As I said before, Since 1 pound is 4.86 dollars, 1 dollar is 1/4.86 pounds= 0.206 pounds. Now, you need to know that there are 20 shilling in a pounds so 0.206 pounds is 20(0.206)= 4.12 shillings. And there are 12 pence per shilling so 12(0.12)= 1.44 pence. I would say that is closer to 4 shilling two pence than 4 shilling ha'penny (half-penny).Thank you again for getting back to me.....but can you please explain the four shillings and the ha'penny?

P.N.

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Wilmer,

Thank you for your reply...and yes, it should be enough for the pudding!

P.N.

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Got it.As I said before, Since 1 pound is 4.86 dollars, 1 dollar is 1/4.86 pounds= 0.206 pounds. Now, you need to know that there are 20 shilling in a pounds so 0.206 pounds is 20(0.206)= 4.12 shillings. And there are 12 pence per shilling so 12(0.12)= 1.44 pence. I would say that is closer to 4 shilling two pence than 4 shilling ha'penny (half-penny).

Thanks again.

Fair enough. Let one read up! Understanding old British money - pounds, shillings and penceAs I said before, Since 1 pound is 4.86 dollars, 1 dollar is 1/4.86 pounds= 0.206 pounds. Now, you need to know that there are 20 shilling in a pounds so 0.206 pounds is 20(0.206)= 4.12 shillings. And there are 12 pence per shilling so 12(0.12)= 1.44 pence. I would say that is closer to 4 shilling two pence than 4 shilling ha'penny (half-penny).

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I really should have written "tuppence"!

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When I started this thread it revolved around 1927. In those days, I guess you could have got something for "tuppence"!I really should have written "tuppence"!

Have a good one,

P.N.

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I think "tuppence" is cooler!

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O.K., I'll see your "tuppence" and raise you.....thruppence! How do you like that, mate?I think "tuppence" is cooler!

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Yup. Cool!I think "tuppence" is cooler!

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Ah, well, back to mathematics.